Wasim Akram (Cricketer) Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 56 Years
Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 6' 2"

Wasim Akram

Names earnedWaiz and Sultan of Swing
Profession(s)Former Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler) and Coach, Cricket Commentator
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 85 kg
in Pounds- 194 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 35 Inches
- Biceps: 13.5 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 25 January 1985 vs New Zealand in Auckland
ODI- 23 November 1984 vs New Zealand in Faisalabad
T20- N/A
International RetirementHe retired from all formats of international cricket in 2003. [1]Dawn
Last MatchTest- 8 May 2022 vs New Zealand at National Stadium
ODI- 4 March 2003 vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club
T20- N/A
Coach/MentorJaved Miandad and Imran Khan
Jersey Number#3(Pakistan)
#3(County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamPakistan, Hampshire, Lahore, Lancashire
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstIndia
Favourite BallReverse swing
Records (main ones)• He took 4 hat-tricks in his international cricket career, 2 in Tests and 2 in ODIs. 
• He holds the record of taking the most wickets in World Cup (55 in 38 matches).
• He was the first bowler to take 500 ODI wickets. 
• He is the 9 highest wicket-taker in Test matches with 414 wickets, most by any left-arm bowler.
• He holds the record for the highest score by a No. 8 batsman, as he scored  257 not out against Zimbabwe in 1996.
Career Turning PointHis debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984.
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 June 1966
Age (as of 2022)56 Years
BirthplaceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac signGemini
HometownLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
CollegeIslamia College, Lahore
FamilyFather- Chaudhry Mohammad Akram
Mother- Begum Akram Chaudhry
Wasim Akram with his family
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesListening music
CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Javed Miandad
Bowler: Malcolm Marshall and Imran Khan
Cricket GroundMCG in Melbourne
FoodEuropean and Oriental food
ActorShah Rukh Khan
HotelThe Oberoi in New Delhi
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSushmita Sen (Actress)
Wasim Akram with Sushmita Sen
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
WifeHuma (Psychologist, 1995-2009)
Wasim Akram with his first wife Late Huma Akram
Shaniera Thompson (Philanthropist and Public relations consultant)
Wasim Akram with his wife Shaniera Thompson
ChildrenDaughters- Aiyla
Wasim Akram and Shaniera Thompson with their daughter
Son- Tahmoor and Akbar
Wasim Akram with his sons
Money Factor
Net Worth$23 million

Wasim Akram

Some Lesser Known Facts About Wasim Akram

  • Akram was initially spotted by Javed Miandad after which he debuted for Pakistan in a 1984-85 series.
  • In his debut First-Class match for the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan Patrons XI against New Zealand at Rawalpindi in 1984, he took 7 wickets and later earned a trip to New Zealand.
  • He suffered from diabetes since he was 30 years old.
  • On his first tour, he asked Miandad about the money required to travel, as he didn’t know that instead he will get paid.
  • He retired from international cricket after the 2003 World Cup.
  • He has never played an international T20 match, but played 5 counties T20 matches for Hampshire and took a total of 8 wickets for them.
  • He won 17 Man of the Match awards in his career.
  • Once his father, Chaudhry Mohammad Akram was kidnapped, beaten for a day, and later released him.
  • Wasim and Waqar Younis were considered one of the most deadly bowling pairs, but off the field, they had a great rivalry and used to hate each other.
  • His first wife, Huma, died in 2009 in Chennai due to multiple organ failures. Later, he married Shaniera Thompson from Australia in a private ceremony on 12 August 2013.
  • He is 17 years older than Shaniera.
  • He works a lot for charity and has a foundation called The Akram Foundation.
  • In 2016, the couple appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show in India. Shaniera Thompson and Wasim Akram in The Kapil Sharma Show
  • In October 2022, while talking about his upcoming book titled Sultan: A Memoir, he revealed that following his retirement in 2003, he became addicted to cocaine, and it ended after the death of his first wife, Huma, in 2009. [2]Dawn Akram said,

    I developed a dependence on cocaine. It started innocuously enough when I was offered a line at a party in England; my use grew steadily more serious, to the point that I felt I needed it to function.”


  • In March 2024, Wasim took a dig at cricketer Shaheen Afridi‘s all-round skills. Shaheen, however, responded by making a shushing gesture after scoring a half-century in 28 balls in a Pakistan Super League match on 10 March.